Oh Duck Dynasty. This simply fantastic A&E reality show about a family of self-proclaimed redneck millionaires has certainly grabbed a few headlines this past year. Remember when Phil Robertson said out loud that that he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that still doesn't give him a right to judge others? That went down well.
Well now the judgers have the perfect ammunition to use against this Bible-thumping crew. Phil's wife, affectionately known as Miss Kay, has admitted to the unthinkable. The couple's first son Alan (now a pastor! Shock and horror!) was born out of wedlock. Yup, the Robertsons are total hypocrites. Or something.
You know, I always kind of suspected that Phil and Kay's courthouse wedding when she was 16 had a shotgun involved, but who the heck am I to judge their choices? The've been together nearly 50 years, through the good times and the bad, so who cares if she had one on the way when she said, "I do"?
Apparently it wasn't even until a few years later that the couple officially tied the knot.
"Well, this is the first time I've shared this, aside from giving my testimony [in church]," Miss Kay told Us Weekly. "When I made a vow to God and to [Phil], it was March 22, 1964."
On paper, the two were legally wed more the four years later. That original vow "wasn't legal," she admitted. "That's the truth. We didn't do the legal papers until April 11, 1968, after Alan, my oldest, was born. Alan says, 'Yeah, I would be the B [bastard] in the family.'"
And then because Miss Kay is Miss Kay and we can't help but love her to death, she added, "But I want to tell you something ... my heart and my vow to God was true from the first day."
I bet it was. Miss Kay went through hell with that man, and they came out together happy happy happy on the other side. And even though Phil can come across as a gruff, seemingly obtuse kind of guy sometimes, his bride of however many years revealed that he has a super sweet romantic side too.
"I love that he's a man's man and a take-charge guy," she said. "But what's not talked about is how kind, gentle, and good he is. I can't tell you how many times he's fixed me breakfast in bed."
Awww! Way to go, Phil! That's the way to keep your woman happy.
Kay says the family now jokes about the official wedding date. Alan was joined by three younger brothers -- Jase, Willie, and Jep -- who are all married with children now, so there's plenty of laughter to go around.
Miss Kay said, "Now, the family laughs about it ... people ask, 'When was your mama's wedding?' and the boys say, 'Which, the pioneer wedding or the regular wedding?'"
I love that this family can own up to their unconventionalness and even laugh about it. I'm sure that there are people ready to label them hypocrites because they admittedly had sex outside of marriage, yet believe homosexuality to be a sin, and those people have every right to go ahead and do so. But the Robertsons never claimed to be perfect or sinless either.
Are you shocked to hear Miss Kay's confession about Alan's birth?
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